What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting and More (What-To-Do Guides for Kids) (Paperback)
Honors NAPPA (National Parenting Publications Awards) Winner
iParenting Media Award Winner What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold provides the keys to escape from a variety of pesky habits. Nail biting. Thumb sucking. Hair twirling. Scab picking. Shirt chewing.
Do you have a habit that's hard to stop? A habit that embarrasses you or gets you in trouble? If so, you're not alone. Lots of kids have habits they wish they could lose. But habits are stronger than wishes. They lock on, holding you tight. Even if you want to break free, you can't. Unless you have the keys.
Engaging examples, lively illustrations, and step-by-step instructions teach essential habit-busting strategies, targeting everything from nail biting and thumb sucking to shirt chewing, hair twirling, and more. This interactive self-help book is the complete resource for educating, motivating, and empowering children to set themselves free.This book is part of the Magination Press What-to-Do Guides for Kids(R) series and includes an "Introduction to Parents and Caregivers." What-to-Guides for Kids(R) are interactive self-help books designed to guide 6-12 year olds and their parents through the cognitive-behavioral techniques most often used in the treatment of various psychological concerns. Engaging, encouraging, and easy to follow, these books educate, motivate, and empower children to work towards change.
About the Author
Dawn Huebner, PhD, is a clinical psychologist in Exeter, New Hampshire, specializing in the treatment of children and their parents. She is the author of several books for children, including What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting and More and What to Do When Your Temper Flares: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Anger. Visit her at www.dawnhuebnerphd.com and follow her on Facebook: @DawnHuebnerPhDSelf-HelpforParentsandKids. Bonnie Matthews is the illustrator numerous books for children, including What to Do When Bad Habits Take Hold: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Nail Biting and More and What to Do When You Dread Your Bed: A Kid's Guide to Overcoming Problems With Sleep. She lives in Baltimore. Visit her at www.bonniematthewsillustration.com and follow her on Instagram: @bonnie_matthews_illustration.